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Velveteen Rabbit
New York, NY

The Velveteen Rabbit is an enchanting combination of live-action drama and animated adventure that tells the story of a lonely boy who wins over his distant father and strict grandmother with the help of a stuffed toy rabbit and other toys he befriends in the attic.

Featuring the voice talents of Golden Globe(R) winner Jane Seymour ("Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman," Somewhere in Time) as Mom with Emmy Award(R) winner Tom Skerritt (Top Gun, "Picket Fences") as Horse and Oscar(R) winner Ellen Burstyn (Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, Requiem for a Dream) as Swan, and directed by Michael Landon Jr. ("Love Comes Softly," Saving Sarah Cain), The Velveteen Rabbit is a heartwarming "...adventure for the whole family" (The Dove Foundation(R)). Coming to DVD March 17th, The Velveteen Rabbit will first be released theatrically in select Carmike Cinemas February 20th by Family1 Films, and distributed to Christian retailers by Thomas Nelson. For more information go to www.thevelveteenrabbitmovie.com.

Synopsis: In this brand new feature film, inspired by Margery Williams' classic novel, one of the most beloved family tales of all time comes to life. It's the story of a young boy named Toby who is sent by his busy father to spend the holiday season in the home of his stern grandmother. Toby's world instantly changes when he discovers the house's 'magic attic' where three forgotten toys - including a special stuffed rabbit - unlock a world of imagination that will change all their lives forever.

About Anchor Bay Entertainment:
Anchor Bay Entertainment is the home entertainment division of Starz Media, LLC. It includes the Anchor Bay Films and Manga Entertainment brands. It distributes feature films, children's entertainment, fitness, TV series, documentaries, anime and other filmed entertainment on DVD and Blu-ray formats. It is the exclusive home media distributor in the U.S. of the theatrical titles from Overture Films. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment has offices in Troy, MI, as well as Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Starz Media (www.starzmedia.com) is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to the Liberty Capital Group.

About Family1 Films: Family1 Films is an integrated entertainment company committed to producing and distributing movies that tell great stories - entertainment that inspires, educates and motivates families to explore the world around them together. With an outstanding network of production, promotional, distribution and exhibition partnerships, all with extensive experience in the family market, Family1 Films develops high-quality film content and entertainment the whole family will enjoy.

About Feature Films For Families:
Feature Films For Families produces and distributes uplifting and entertaining motion pictures that are suitable for all ages and strengthen positive values while containing no profanity, vulgarity, sexual content or graphic violence. Founded in 1988, it has provided positive entertainment to more than 8 million families worldwide.

http://www.thevelveteenrabbitmovie.com/

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126 Comments

June 21st, 2010 David

03/25/2009
Verizon Wireless has settled a lawsuit filed last month against Feature Films for Families, for illegally calling Verizon Wireless customers and employees to advertise the movie, 'The Velveteen Rabbit.' In addition to a permanent injunction preventing any future calls, the Utah-based telemarketer has agreed to a $25,000 cash settlement, which Verizon Wireless is donating to the National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH). The lawsuit alleged Feature Films for Families illegally used an autodialer to call Verizon Wireless customers about the movie. The lawsuit stated that over 10 days in early February, nearly 500,000 calls were made to Verizon Wireless customers and employees from the telephone number 917-210-4609.

March 1st, 2009 MALLEYLAW TX

RoboRABBIT CALLS?

I'm a privacy attorney researching all privacy issues related to the internet and telephone. I am interested in obtaining any information about the velveteen rabbit matter, as it relates to those that received a call ,but were on the no-call list.

feel free to contact me at ...malleylaw@gmail.com ...to discuss in confidence any issues.

If anyone wishes to discuss any unsolicited text message calls, please contact me on those matters too.

Thanks,
Attorney Joe Malley
malleylaw@gmail.com
dallas, texas

February 26th, 2009 Mirage VA

From PCMAG.com:
Viral marketing gone wrong? Verizon Wireless sued a Utah-based telemarketing company Wednesday after it allegedly used an auto-dialer to call Verizon customers and encourage them to see the upcoming movie The Velveteen Rabbit.

Verizon filed suit against Feature Films for Families in U.S. District Court in New Jersey for making calls on behalf of Los Angeles-based Family 1 Films.

According to the suit, Feature Films made about 500,000 calls in a 10-day period earlier this month to Verizon Wireless customers and employees from the phone number 917-210-4609. People who answered either heard an automated message or an individual encouraging them to see the movie.

Verizon claims the use of an auto-dialer violates the state fraud and privacy laws, as well as the Federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which bans the use of an auto-dialer to call wireless phones.

"Telemarketers continue to harass our customers and impinge on their privacy, often using illegal methods including auto-dialers," Steven E. Zipperstein, vice president and general counsel of Verizon Wireless, said in a statement. "Whatever their methods and whatever their product, these unlawful telemarketing calls are an annoyance to our customers and invade their privacy."

Verizon Wireless suspects the use of an auto-dialer since many of these calls came in rapid succession. Between 4 PM and 5 PM on Feb. 13, for example, the same number placed 11,000 calls, Verizon said.

Verizon is seeking a preliminary injunction to stop the defendants from making similar calls.

February 25th, 2009 KT

This call came in for me at around 8:50 pm. From a different number 231 732 2067. I didn't answer and then called it back, a guy name John picked up and said he needed 40 seconds of my time to ask me a few questions about a movie being produced. Then I didn't hear him anymore so I hung up!

February 23rd, 2009 Cindy MD

I received at least three calls from this number. I listen to the first person for a few minutes then said I was not interested. They called back at least two more time & I did not answer the calls.

February 22nd, 2009 Ryan AZ

Contacted me on my emergency cell phone at 7:12 AM.

Since this phone only rings for emergencies, and it was relatively early in the AM, I was *very* angry to find out it was a telemarketing call.

Filed a complaint with the FCC at esupport.fcc.gov
Filed a complaint with the FTC at www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov
Filed a complaint with Global Crossing by email at security@globalcrossing.net
Filed a complaint with New Mexico BBB at www.newmexicoandsouthwestcolorado.bbb.org
Filed a complaint with New Mexico Attorney General by calling 1-800-678-1508
Filed a complaint with my own state's attorney general.

(Feature Films did this in 2006 and was fined $70,000 by the Missouri Attorney General.)

Company Contact Info:
Kids First
112 W San Francisco St Ste 304A
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505.989.8076

February 21st, 2009 marieadt2 TX

Got a call from this number on 02/18/2009 9:27 a.m. Did not answer as I do not answer unknown callers on my cell.

February 21st, 2009 db

have recieved 2 calls . one from this # and also from 2027477355....left no messages but looked up both # and found kidsfirst.org
decide to go to kidsfirst.org and found big company sponsers for this org. and emailed the companies to complain that kidsfirst were violating no call registers. wonder now if they'll care.

February 21st, 2009 Joe

A pain in the butt!! Call my cell incessantly, but never say anything!

February 21st, 2009 P-Off Family FL

Called our daughter's cell phone - made her very nervous - we found this website and decided to call "John" ad nauseum - we called back repeatedly and left very specific verbage and instructions on how to "follow the white rabbit" - DO NOT say anything affirmative like "YES or OK".

February 20th, 2009 Patti

Called my cell phone at 8:23 am est. Did not answer. Glad I did not after reading some of the messages. I'm on the do not call list too. Maybe they are selling our numbers.

February 20th, 2009 Lucy VA

Did not answer. They called my celphone. Now that I know it's a marketing firm, what are they doing calling my celphone? There's laws preventing the calling companies from calling celphones or the faxing stuff unsolicited.

February 20th, 2009 joann GA

stop calling me

February 20th, 2009 Mollie NJ

i have had 2 missed calls from this number is is pissing me off i finally called back. what is this?

February 20th, 2009 chip

Called me at 5:30 am EST this morning. No message, but I used to live in New York City and used some job search engines. Probably got mine that way

February 20th, 2009 Nicole WI

Called today for the first time on my cell, no message - I'm sure there will be more calls - I'm chaning my number soon anyway. Thank Goodness.

February 20th, 2009 Dave IA

Simple this guy is trying to record you saying YES to something, he will take your yes and transfer it to another issue and scam you. Please someone arrest him!

February 20th, 2009 FCC Complaint GA

That last link should say: esupport.fcc.gov

February 20th, 2009 FCC Complaint GA

Took me just a few minutes to file an FCC complaint against this number using an online form:
esupport.fcc.gov

REGARDLESS of whether you're on the DNC or not, companies are not supposed to use autodialers that result in you being charged for the call (I got the call on my cellphone).

Turns out there are LOTS of reasons you can file a complaint against a telemarketer, even if you're not on the DNC registry... more info here: www.fcc.gov

February 20th, 2009 rpd GA

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February 20th, 2009 levy TN

Company selling films will pay $70,000 over No Call complaints in agreement obtained by Nixon

St. Louis, Mo. — Two companies that market and sell films will pay $70,000 to the state of Missouri and develop a detailed plan to ensure future compliance with the state's No Call law according to a settlement secured today by Attorney General Jay Nixon.

The assurance of voluntary compliance, filed today in St.Louis City Circuit Court, was the result of a lawsuit Nixon filed in March against Feature Films For Families Inc. of Murray, Utah, and the Dove Foundation of Grand Rapids, Mich., alleging the companies conspired in a scheme to evade state No Call laws. Telemarketers from the Dove Foundation claimed its status as a charitable organization provided them with an exemption to the Missouri No Call law. In reality, the Dove Foundation was using that status to solicit sales for Feature Films For Families, a for-profit organization that sells DVDs and videos. The Attorney General's No Call unit recovered almost 300 complaints about the calls.

“Companies such as these that look for new ways to circumvent our No Call law are another illustration of how effective our Missouri law is,” Nixon said. “We always have been, and will continue to be, vigilant in protecting Missouri's consumers from unwanted telemarketers and will swiftly take action when there is a violation of the law.”

According to the agreement, the Dove Foundation and Feature Films For Families must pay $70,000 to the state Merchandising Practices Revolving Fund and obey all merchandising practices and No Call laws in the future. The respondents must also provide the Attorney General's Office with a detailed plan of practices and procedures they will implement in their businesses to ensure compliance with the state No Call law. They have also agreed to subscribe to, and remain current with, the Missouri No Call database.

Any future violation of the agreement by the respondents could result in contempt of court proceedings and civil penalties of up to $2,000 per violation.

February 20th, 2009 Swizzle CO

I got the call on my cell, I said I was spreading my anus on camera and was sort of busy.. they hung up

February 20th, 2009 Larry

The guy ask for my wife and was a rude a$$hole when i said she wasnt home and hung up on me. I cant wait until he calls while im home. he has called everyday.

February 19th, 2009 Raymond FL

Recording outright lying and saying "this is not a solicitation call." Said it was a call about a movie being made by some New York company. Asked if I was interested. Understood "Nope!"

February 19th, 2009 William

Called while I was IN SCHOOL.
Did not leave voicemail.

February 19th, 2009 Myd MO

I got this call from John about this crap a few weeks ago but came from a totally different number. They called me again on this number but I didn't answer. Last time, it wouldn't stop calling until I answered it and listened to the recording. If you don't speak along when it asks you questions it hangs up and calls you back another time until you finish the call with it. Very annoying. My b/f also got the same call the same week when it was bugging me a few weeks ago.

February 19th, 2009 mike

got a call from john, stating this was not a sales call, I told him I was not interested and he said thank you and hung up.

February 19th, 2009 Joe

They keep calling back, this is the 4th time I've heard this friggin message from John... I've got nothing. How can I get them to stop? I have filed a complaint with the fcc and the do not call registry. This is total crap.

February 19th, 2009 Richard NY

They called again. I hate these people. And their stupid rabbit.

February 19th, 2009 Joe Sixpack GA

Called my cell phone. Told them I was driving. All he got out was "great new movie"

February 19th, 2009 arch TX

Called my cell and left no message.

February 19th, 2009 Chris and Dee

Just got the same call today on my cell while I was at work. My mother got a call on her cell minutes before they called me? How can this be a coincidence? My number is so totally different from my mother's number. I would understand if they are randomly dialing numbers and the numbers are similar, but my number and my mother's number are very different. Makes me believe that this person is somehow hacking into telephone records and finding numbers that way. How else could whole families be getting called. I will check with my husband when he gets home from work and my daughter after school. I sent in a complaint to the do not call registry. I didn't give the dude much of a chance to talk. I first asked if this John was a person and he laughed saying did he sound that bad. Once I knew it was a person I screamed at him asking him how the hell he got my number. Oh we're just randomly dialing numbers he says. I tell him to lose mine and hang up on him. I absolutely HATE telemarketers!

February 19th, 2009 Joel GA

I just got a call from this number and I never get these type of calls. The only thing I did different is I tried out cha cha last night and they now have my phone number. Do you think they sold my number?

February 19th, 2009 Mark PA

No one there when I answered.

February 19th, 2009 Joe

This from a computer with voice recognition.
The computer understands words like "a$$h@le" - if you keep saying that word over and over 'it' will apologize and hangup.

February 19th, 2009 Dan and Karen UT

I just called 530-6601 and tried to report this. I was told that I had to simply tell them "take me off of your calling list". How many times must we do that? My husband was treated very badly last time they called. He hung up and they called right back asking for me and was very rude. They call and bug us nearly every day. I was once a fan of Family Feature Films. I am now getting a bad taste in my mouth for this company. That's so unfortunate.
Who do we complain to now?

February 19th, 2009 Sick of It

Caller is:

Callassistant LC
5286 S. Commerce Dr. #A116
Murray, Utah 84107
(801) 263-8555
Ask for Anu

Complaints should be made to the state agency that regulates telemarketers:
Utah Division of Consumer Protection
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(801) 530-6601
(800) 721-SAFE
Fax: (801) 530-6001
consumerprotection@utah.gov

Also to the National Do Not Call Registry (if you're on it):
www.donotcall.gov

The registry does not investigate complaints, but its complaint database can be used by the UDCP in their investigation.

February 18th, 2009 Tina NC

Have told then several times my kids are teenagers now and not interested.

February 18th, 2009 Mike MN

Didn't answer. No message was left.

February 18th, 2009 Buela IA

This is from Feature Films for Families. They are a pest!

February 18th, 2009 Ryan AZ

Contacted me on my emergency cell phone at 7:12 AM.

Since this phone only rings for emergencies, and it was relatively early in the AM, I was *very* angry to find out it was a telemarketing call.

Filed a complaint with the FCC at esupport.fcc.gov
Filed a complaint with the FTC at www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov
Filed a complaint with Global Crossing by email at security@globalcrossing.net
Filed a complaint with New Mexico BBB at www.newmexicoandsouthwestcolorado.bbb.org
Filed a complaint with New Mexico Attorney General by calling 1-800-678-1508

Company Contact Info:
Kids First
112 W San Francisco St Ste 304A
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505.989.8076

February 18th, 2009 KM

OK I got this call today. Didn't answer it. Read the comments on this page did a google check. It is a new movie coming out Feb 20, 2009 and it is put out by Feature Films for Family. They are the fanatical family movies movement people that can hound people mercilessly with phone calls attempting to sell their G movies. Their cause is good, but they tactics are horrible. I own several of their movies. But I hate being solicited on the phone. Luckily I am blessed with caller id and do not answer calls that I don't want to, or do not know who they are.But my curiosity gets the better of me, and I google the number to see who the heck is calling. I am also on the do not call list, which I personally think is a joke. It seems like I get more solicitations now being on the registry than before.

February 18th, 2009 valery OR

got the call too, i was nice and listened, and said ok to leaving a voicemail... i kinda wished i would have hunged up ( i was barely awake ) ... can this be any harm to me ??

February 18th, 2009 Ah

They called me this morning at 8:15..why are they calling

February 18th, 2009 Doug CA

Called my cell number that is listed on the government do not call list. When asked how they got the number, the response was something about calling all number combinations. Some BS advertising gimmick for a movie - go see the movie and get $$ off their DVD's. Wanted to leave me a "voice mail" with a "link". Whatever. Had to swear at the "voice" to get him/it to stop talking and demand never to be called again.

February 18th, 2009 Carolyn TX

Called cell number. No message left.

February 18th, 2009 None MN

No message left.

February 18th, 2009 Matt

I missed this call and no message was left. I'm glad I didn't answer. I hate getting charges on my cell phone when telemarketers call.

February 18th, 2009 Trev AR

Got 2 calls from this number. No message was left either time.

February 18th, 2009 Jon AL

I got a call from this number at 8:45 AM today. I did not answer it because I was in class. I thought it might have been one of my friends from California, until I found this website.

February 18th, 2009 Joe

Waking up at 6:21 am to a canned prerecording didn't make me a happy person. So, I immediately googled the number, found this site and filed a complaint with the fcc: esupport.fcc.gov This is total crap. You should file a complaint, too.

February 18th, 2009 roger thompson FL

Unsolicited call to my cell phone. They need to stop, as I am on the "do not call list."

February 18th, 2009 Chrissy CA

Ditto on all of the below. No message, didnt answer, and I am on the do not call list as well.

February 18th, 2009 Stacy WV

this is like the 4th time this number has called my cell phone, I googled it & got this site, why are they calling me? I don't even know what velveteen rabbit is, and don't care. I'm also on the do not call list. I don't answer if I don't know the number.

February 18th, 2009 Josie TN

They called my boyfriend Sunday and Myself this morning...this is so weird

February 18th, 2009 Heidi WA

Got one, too. Ignored the call--no message left. I remember the ancient book but this is lame. Maybe if we threaten their mothers...

February 18th, 2009 Rob

Apparently this came out in 2007. they are a bit slow.

February 18th, 2009 bill OR

called at 7;30 at night and i did not answer
THANK YOU FOR HAVING THIS WEB PAGE.
Having read previous posts, it's looks like this is a scam to get e-mail info while talking about some unknown movie.

February 18th, 2009 Jo

Do not call me again!!!!

February 18th, 2009 Alan TX

They called my mom's cell and asked for a few minutes of her time. She said "no" and hung up. Why are they calling her cell number???

February 18th, 2009 DeAnna IL

2/17/2009, 6:39 CST, did not answer, no message was left. I am on the do not call registry as well.

February 18th, 2009 jw OK

unknown call did not answer, i am also on the do not call registry

February 17th, 2009 Tara

917-210-4609 called my cell phone at 4:28pm central time. I did not recognize the number so I did not answer it. I looked the number up and I came up with this website. I thought I would document my call as well.

February 17th, 2009 DAV3NATOR VA

I received a call from John on 02/17/2009 at 1528. Something about the Velveteen Rabbit. I basically told him to f-off. My cell phone is on the Do Not Call registry. I filed a complaint with them and will file one with the FCC and whoever else I can complain to. How did they get my cell number? I don't give it out. Sounds like some kinda scam. However they got my number sounds like they or somebody else is doing something illegal.

February 17th, 2009 Rich NY

My number is also on the national do not call registry. The caller was persistent. Boy, the economy is really going to hell when a dude is trying to get other dudes to see a movie about a stuffed animal.

February 17th, 2009 Joe TX

Call from John at Velveteen Rabbit 917-210-4609.... My cell is on the do not call register...

February 17th, 2009 Jim Dandy

I reveived the call 2/17/09 - 1:10pm and all the person said was - "this is John!" and I said "ok John, what can I do for you?" and that was the end of the call.

February 17th, 2009 annoyed FL

I also got a call from them on my personal cell phone. I am also registered on the government's do not call registry.

February 17th, 2009 Bob ND

1-917-210-4609 called my Personal Cellular Number at 10.57 AM (Central Time Zone) on February/17/2009 I did not recognize the number and did not answer. Number said to be fron New York City, NY.

My number is listed with the U.S.Government's "Do Not Call Registry". I have no idea how they received my number and they left No Message

February 17th, 2009 John Wallace WA

Thank you for this service. My phone is a business Cell.

February 17th, 2009 RB GA

Call their customer service at 800-326-4598 and let them know what you think of their b.s. I just called and got a rep who seemed clueless about why I was calling; enough of us light up their phone boards, they will get the msg quickly enough.

February 17th, 2009 Islander

My call was basically the same as "Jeff Doc"...When I answered a gentleman informed me that it was NOT a sales call and it was to talk about a new movie coming out called "The Velveteen Rabbit". He asked for 40 seconds of my time. I told him he already used 10. He told me of the new movie coming out that is for family and adults alike and that, instead of spending tons of money advertising, they are making calls asking people to go on opening weekend to keep the movie in theaters longer. They said that if I go and don't like it, I'll get a $20 credit from the movie producers towards a DVD purchase of any of their other movies. Then he went on about calling back, the phone won't ring, but he'll leave a message. I tried to be ncie (in case it was a realy person) and said I didn't want any calls and he kept talking over me. Then I just hung up on him.

February 17th, 2009 David FL

1-917-210-4609 called my Personal Cellular Number at 8:57PM (Central Time Zone) on February/16/2009 I did not recognize the number and did not answer.

My numbers are listed with the U.S.Governments "Do Not Call Registry". I have no idea how they received my number and they left No Message

February 16th, 2009 Tom NC

The caller - John - said he was calling for the new release of the velveteen Rabbit.
He wanted my e-mail address to send me a movie trailer.
I am not sure if this is a scam or not.

February 16th, 2009 lyn WA

some random guy called both our cell phone lines on Feb. 11 at pacific time of 8:13 pm and 13 2:10 pm 2009 saying "this is not a sales call" so we both hung up on him. How do these people get our cell numbers. We are on the no call list. I also got a text saying something about a "John" too. How do these people get our cell phone numbers? It is so annoying. The Government should do something about this, it's wasting our minutes.

February 16th, 2009 bridges TN

You can file a complaint with FTC, the only way to stop this calling of Cell phones is for everyone to complain. This site is being watched by those calling. Check time of eric's reply to levy.

February 16th, 2009 eric CA

call this number to get removed - 1.800.familytv

February 16th, 2009 levy TN

A lot of these posts are by Kids First and Family TV who are behind the calls. Check out. www.kidsfirstcares.org and www.kidsfirst.org.
They must be ashamed because one doesn't link to the other. There are hunderds of complaints on the internet against these people.

February 16th, 2009 john TN

If you know for certain this is from Kids First, If you go to their web site you can find a list of their sponsors, they are mostly national companies. Take down the list search the web for contact information and write these organizations asking that they stop sponsoring Kids First. You can also get copies of their board of directors , most can easily be found with email address on the web. Write the directors, most don't know this is happening. Also direct questions to news media in the city in New Mexico that Kids First is located. If they get a lot of emails, they may investigate also. Don't count on FTC.You need to be proactive and protect your cell numbers.

February 15th, 2009 Jeff OR

I was called 2-13-2009 at 8:07pm PST

It was a real person, not a recording. He was fairly polite, but when I was trying to explain that I do not want to receive any more calls or voicemails he hung up on me.

I am now making it my mission in life to utterly destroy this movie!!!

Well, maybe not but I am going to tell people not to see it.

I wonder if this is just a test to see how people will react to this kind of marketing.

February 14th, 2009 terri GA

This number called my cell at 12:03 pm on Feb. 14. I was unable to answer when it rang. No message was left, but I tried to call back. I keep gettting a busy signal when I call back.

February 14th, 2009 Jeff Doc PE Canada

I just got a call from this number. It came up on my caller ID as "Velveteen". When I answered a gentleman informed me that it was NOT a sales call and it was to talk about a new movie coming out called "The Velveteen Rabbit". He asked for 40 seconds of my time so I agreed. He told me of the new movie coming out that is for family and adults alike and that, instead of spending tons of money advertising, they are making calls asking people to go on opening weekend to keep the movie in theaters longer. They said that if I go, I'll get a $20 credit from the movie producers towards a DVD purchase of any of their other movies. I did not have to give my name or any info. They also said that they would leave a non-ringing message on my phone the day before the movie premiers (Feb 20th) to remind me to attend if possible. He was very nice and was not pushy at all...just simply gave me the info. He was very polite and never asked me for any personal info or to actually buy anything...only to attend the movie if I am able to.

It was an annoyance to get a marketing type call like this...especially when my number is registered on the National Do-Not-Call list...but I don't mind if it's VERY infrequent and non-sales related and short like this one was.

February 14th, 2009 Concerned TN

Received this call about two hours ago on my personal cell. I told "John" no thanks when asked to do the survey, then proceded to ask to take my number off the list, but phone call had already ended. My husband just received the same call and same response. I called the number back, immediately asked to speak to a real person, talked to a girl, I couldn't understand her name. Asked her to remove my number & my husbands number. I told her I was going to report her to the FCC & my state, she said they were non-profit, so they couldn't get in trouble. I asked how they got our numbers, she said they randomly call phone numbers.

February 14th, 2009 jason IL

Caller introduced himself as "John" and asked for 40 seconds of my time to ask three questions about an upcoming movie, I replied by saying "I'm at work" - he was quiet for a few seconds then asked if he could call back, I said "No thanks." I think he rambled on but I hung up anyway.

February 14th, 2009 Lyndsey W. TX

Immediately ask to speak to a "real person"! You'll get someone. Remove yourself. Horrible. I was rude to the "actual girl" I got through to. But any marketing call done after 8 is absurd.

February 14th, 2009 george GA

Computer calling every cell number. Advertising a childrens' movie. If you ask the recording questions you get transferred to a real person to complain. File complaints with the FCC and your state. These people have made themselves famous for their illegal marketing activity. Not a good example for your children.

February 14th, 2009 GeekInTraining

Everyone in my office got this call on our personal alltel cells. This was a live person. No recording. Alltel advised they do not give out cell numbers to anyone...

February 13th, 2009 daddy AL

this was a recording. guy named john. asked if he coul ask me 3 quick questions.. i said no and he to me of the lt supposedly... i missed the call the first time around 6pm est. then called them back. good luck everyone....

February 13th, 2009 Mike NJ

There is no 'upcoming movie'. The last remake and release for the title they are telling you is 2007 and it was 2 different versions. IMDB is your friend.

February 13th, 2009 Brian VA

I got this call a few minutes after I had called Radio Shack.. I have never been called by spammers, or whatever they are untill I called Radio Shack.. anyone else have this situation... I called Radio Shack and asked if they had sold my number, and they laughed and said no.. but it wasn't but 1 minute after I hung up with them that I started getting this number and some text messages from people I didn't know...

February 13th, 2009 Kelvin VA

No name; they hung up when I answered.

February 13th, 2009 R NY

This should be illegal...and the number should be reported I just got called at 3:30p no message was left.

February 13th, 2009 Gayle NC

Got the call on my cell at around 1:40 pm on 2/12/09. JERK!! How did he get my number?
Called the number back on 2/13/09 and he went through the same junk about an upcoming movie. Said he was with a group called Kids First, I think it's B.S#I7.

February 13th, 2009 ekid

So they just called my phone, I'm at school so I didnt pick up but they didnt leave me a messege.

February 13th, 2009 Sharon

This number called me on 2-11-09 at 4:26pm.

February 13th, 2009 get even NY

what we need to do is call back, then call back again, then call back again & again & again. if a viral call back campaign takes off, this guys phone will be tied up, not to mention u cant' make outgoing calls when your incoming lines are bogged down. with call block and free LD, make as many as you can, give these people a TASTE OF THEIR OWN MEDICINE!!! get calling...it makes you feel good as well, put it on mute and have some fun!!!

February 12th, 2009 Brian NC

This makes no sense at all, the mofo calls me at 9:43am and I'm like 'huh...Ok.' and he repeats what he says and I say 'Ok.' once more and stay silent. I hung up afterwards. If I get any telemarketing calls on my cellphone I'm going to be pissed, I have no idea how they got the number. It's a prepaid cell phone for crying out loud! I've only given the number to like six fucking people. The last thing I need is for telemarketing calls to come in on my cell phone.

February 12th, 2009 Jerry NJ

This tool called my cell 9:44 am. ignored the call. glad I did. Who the Hell is selling my phone number?

February 12th, 2009 Glad NC

Called my personal cell at 8:11 am. I did not answer. This is the second solicitation call I have gotten on my personal cell in two days! What the hell?

February 12th, 2009 Spencer UT

Got a call at 9:30pm.

February 12th, 2009 km OR

I just got a call from this number. The guy on the other end said it wasn't a sales call, and he wanted to tell me some crap about the Velveteen Rabbit coming out. Wanted to send me free movies; I declined. Pushy in that he was talking extremely rapidly (sounded like a recording, though I'm not convinced it was). I don't know how this dude got my cell number, but it annoyed the hell out of me. He said he wanted to text me info about the movie and offered to email it, as well. I told him no to both. When I told him I didn't want the free movies, he hung up, which pissed me off even more.

February 12th, 2009 V. Rabbit

Come my children. Do not be afraid.

February 12th, 2009 holly NC

called me: didnt answer. called him back and got a automated voice talking back to me. freaks me out.

February 12th, 2009 Dee SC

Automated call that said they wanted to get my opinion of a new movie. Asked if that was "OK" with me then dead air. IF YOU SAY "OK" you have consented to a telemarketing list and it will spread. Never mind that they call your cell phone OR that you have blocked such calls from it ... you open the door just by saying, "OK".

February 11th, 2009 Mrs. Optimist IA

It was probably a scam, and you're all going to die.

February 11th, 2009 Melanie AZ

Received calls on both my personal cell phone and on my Onstar provided phone number for my new car. Screamed DO NOT CALL when I received the second call. The voice broke up and then said something along the lines of "okay, I have registered your response."

February 11th, 2009 Brad OR

Call came in at 7:49 pacific time. No message left.

February 11th, 2009 sno OR

Call came in at 7:45PM PST and hung up when I answered. Not sure how they got my cell number and I'm not calling them back.

February 11th, 2009 Hector

This caller was a peddler for Barabas Hussein Osama aka the burr head baramus.

February 11th, 2009 Enrique

The caller was obviously a homosexual who wanted to solicit.

February 11th, 2009 Grandpa WA

Seemed like a recorded call about the Velveteen Rabbit

February 11th, 2009 Nathan TX

Said he was calling all combinations of numbers in the area where the movie was being released when I asked how he got my number. I don't need solisitation on my cell phone. Or any other time for that matter.

February 11th, 2009 Joe WA

Didn't bother answering. Any clues as to how he gets our numbers?

February 11th, 2009 Bry OR

Called and hung up, not sure who this person is.

February 11th, 2009 M. M.

Got call on my cell phone @ 3:44pm. I just got my cell line a week ago. Really frustrating to get advertizements on my cell phone.

February 10th, 2009 Ashley MS

Call came in a 5pm. Hung up on me when I started asking him how he got my number. Called him back, and he picks up. Told him he had been reported. EVERYONE, get on www.donotcall.gov (National Do Not Call Registry) and report this S.O.B. If that cute little movie actually comes out, I'll advocate to everyone I know not to see it.

February 10th, 2009 Dawn WA

call came in at 1:50pm

February 10th, 2009 Jean GA

This call came in at 8:30 am on my cell phone. I work early morning hours and my phone needs to be turned on for work purposes at all times .. this was in the middle of my "sleep-time". GRR!

February 10th, 2009 Joe WI

Same here. I have a question do any of you enter contests such as ExtraTV? I have to wonder if they got my number from that. The man asked if he could text me or email me.

February 10th, 2009 pip KS

This is an automated voice system with a voice recognition to "answer" you. Totally canned, but a way to get info from you or you interested in the Velveteen Rabbit movie.... The "John" is a john doe computer program... Sneaky huh?

February 10th, 2009 Adrienne CO

I also got a call on my personal cell phone. I wasn't too happy about this but I listen to what was said. I am always interested in free stuff and even more when it is for my kids.

February 10th, 2009 LEF

Called my personal cell phone number. Rapid speaking from a script - John wanted to tell me about a "free offer" from the producers of an upcoming new movie. I declined and asked to be removed from their list. I don't think my teenagers would be interested in the Velveteen Rabbit.

February 10th, 2009 Jason GA

Was contacted by "John" in regards to new Velveteen Rabbit film being released in theaters next month. Wanted to email or text me message to remind me when film was released. Also mentioned "producer's offer" where if I didn't enjoy the film, I would be given any DVD from their library. I checked IMDB on the film and saw a 2007 film being released in the US next month; Also contacted one of the 'production companies' listed on IMDB who acknowledged calls were being made.

February 10th, 2009 madaboutit

Opt out on website actually signs you up for movies. I contacted them to request not to get anything and remove my number- we'll see how/if it works. I also called back to remove my number- all I got was another pre-recorded rude dude John on the end.

February 9th, 2009 Christina WA

This call was apparently not "for sales purposes," but to ask me questions for 30 seconds of my time about an "important upcoming movie!" Needless to say, I was not interested, and the man on the other line said he would write that down for his records. I have received a call from this number twice, the first time I did not answer.

February 7th, 2009 Dan MI

Another call from the "Velveteen Rabbit" producers. Kids First.


How do I stop them from calling?

  1. Ask the unwanted caller to stop calling and put you on their do not call list (they are legally required to comply).
  2. If your number is registered with the National Do Not Call Registry you can file a complaint with the FTC.
  3. Block them with a call blocker or something like Nomorobo.